Thrift is the Spirit of the Day...

5.7.10

...It was also the spirit of the 1930s. An era in fashion that was focused on recovery from the Great Depression. More women were sewing their own clothes, and a lot of patching and mending action was witnessed.
Women's fashion was moving away from the boyish looks that embodied the 20s. Major influences came from Hollywood and the appearances of fashion in such films (think Carole Lombard, Myrna Loy and Greta Garbo). Mid calf was the most commonly seen skirt length. Sleeves were puffed, while skirts and dresses were slimmer. Styles still had a softness about them and bias cutting was being used. 

image credit: vintage123


 dress: vintage; tights: topshop; pumps: steve madden


Keeping with the spirit of thriftiness, I found this Georgette/Chiffon/Silk (it's hard to place the fabric, but I think it's either Georgette or Chiffon made out of silk) dress at a vintage shop here in Toronto. The slim, willowy cut is reminiscent of the 1930s.  From the puffed 3/4 length sleeves to the vertical pinstripes, and the cinched waist with the ruffles; I just love it so!


Hope you all had a lovely, relaxing weekend. Thanks to all those who are following me thus far, and to all my guests for your lovely comments. It means a lot :)


Have a pleasant week ahead.


Bisous,
Abs

32 Contributions:

Dorian Santi said...

Very nice outfit!!

http://doriansanti.blogspot.com/

Natasha Olivia said...

Looking gorgeous there! Try lookbook :)

Abi-Anne said...

Thanks kindly. x

@Natasha: i don't know any current members. And I think you need to be invited :(

My Republic of Fashion said...

Great post. fantastic vintage dress. I follow you now!sarahD:)

peaces92 said...

This is soo cute
Lovely blog. . . now following it =)


http://thatssoofetch.blogspot.com

Abi-Anne said...

Oh, thanks girlies ;) It means a lot.

and flowers pick themselves said...

love the fabric! gorg.

xo Alison

Sonia said...

I. Love. That. Dress! Really, it's gorgeous!
My favourite designer of the 20s/30s was Madeline Vionnet. I still love the brand of today actually!

And as Natasha Olivia said, you should try Lookbook! I'm a member
Or if not that, then weardrobe or chictopia (silly as it sounds)
My personal preference is LB :)

Anyway sooo off topic!
Lovely blog,

Sonia // Dozen Dresses xo

Becca said...

I love vintage sewing patterns. They always inspire me!!

rebecca said...

That's a gorgeous dress, love it!

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

TOPCOAT said...

Love the dress, looks great on you!

xx
http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

thequietingmuses said...

Great dress, I love a good vintage find :)

http://thequietingmuses.blogspot.com/

hey cupcake! said...

youre so cute! i love your blog :)

Lori said...

amazing thrift find! looks great on you ;)

Anthea said...

Love the dresss!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

mennni said...

I follow you, if u want you can join my blog to :)

http://menni-isabel.blogspot.com/

minnja said...

I love your outfit!!!

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Gorgeous! That dress is so lovely.

Abi-Anne said...

Thanks lovelies :)

@mennni: thanks for following. It means a lot.

@Sonia: yes Madeleine Vionnet is one of my favourites from that era is well :)
I joined Chictopia, but I'm so clueless as to how it works :S. Maybe Ill try weardrobe

Céline KG. said...

Lovely dress :)

Kisses, Céline
www.areyouartiticallyincorrect.blogspot.com

Meg said...

The one of you looking back is my fav, very cute :)
xoxo

Constance said...

Wow the vintage dress looks amazing on you!
x

style-haus said...

abi-anne, what a fabulous find! that dress fits u perfectly and i love it!

http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

Luísa Lión said...

goregeous dress!!!

xoxo,
Luísa

Kendra said...

Such a pretty dress! What vintage store is it from??

BEK F said...

Your dress is gorgeous!
Bek xx

http://voyeur-ist-ic.blogspot.com

agnes said...

superbes photos, j'aime beaucoup ta robe, qui te vas vraiment très très bien

Marianne said...

you look so cute in this outfit, i love what's happening in the neckline

Abi-Anne said...

Awww...thanks girlies :)

@Kendra: It's from Flaskback in Kensington market.

Billie Kinson said...

Thanks for your lovely comment:) First time of looking at your blog and I have to say that your sense of style is amazing! And suits you so well. I love this outfit!

billiekinson.blogspot.com

Abi said...

THanks Billie :)

Debraland said...

This dress is amazing!! Blue suits you!! I've seen your style and i heart your style!! Cute blog, i follow you!! God bless.

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